She had a tendency to “hit him with stuff — she would claw at his arms and neck.
She would punch and slap him,” adding that as “he got sick, he was defenseless.” The same friend goes on to say that the actor went down from 180 pounds to 90 pounds.
Alas, there’s no safety once you’ve surrendered to love. And even it there was a rope to save you, you could not reach out and grab it. Love, too, is outside my rule (Although I can try to shove it away with force, and close the door). So, instead of walking away, or trying to find a way to be safe in a situation that threatens to annihilate me if, and when, I fall, why don’t I just continue to be brave, really brave, stay out there in this rarified air, and embrace happiness, even for the fleeting time that I have it.
Build little bridges; hang emergency ropes to hold on to when I find myself fearful and looking down? I truly saw that with my husband’s illness – his, and my life on this planet, was/is something that happens outside our rule.
Remembering her son's childhood, she says fondly:'He was a great kid.
Very, very, very energetic, high maintenance, into everything, played every sport, could sing, play the piano, play the guitar, he was just really outgoing, great personality.
Swayze took part in a number of school plays and also studied gymnastics for two years.
A widow friend said to me as I sobbed that day, “Just know, if you could survive losing Patrick, you can survive . But I have to say, as devastating as the loss of my husband has been, would I go back and start all over again with him, even knowing the tragedy that lay ahead? Embrace ALL of it, without holding back, without looking for a quick-exit rope.
It was abusive.” Apparently, the physical abuse continued well into the advanced stages of Swayze’s cancer battle.
The friend explained that Lisa was undeterred by the fact that her husband was becoming more and more defenseless.
Lots of fun to be around and very respectful and well-mannered.''I remember I took him with me when I went to work and I had maid there to help take care of him. One day she came in the house and baby Patrick was lying there and she said "hello little Buddy, hello little Buddy" and from then on he was just little Buddy. They were really young in their early teens an they were in the same dance classes and they became partners and that's how they ended up getting married.'Since they were kids they yelled at each other if they were mad but they were just real close. I was just looking at a picture of her and him this morning.
I taught classical ballet, American jazz, tap, musical theatre, a bit of everything but it didn't matter what kind of music was playing he danced. Patsy said: 'She was one of my students and she was quite beautiful. She was not only a lifelong pupil she was a wonderful, wonderful daughter-in-law and she still is.